Moving Windows

I’ve wanted to do this for a long time…

Its funny how it takes just a few minutes to put some google-foo to the test, and come up with the answer – and yet I have probably spent years wanting to do this – and not quite getting round to it…

I often have many windows open, and multiple screens so that I can display as much information as I can. This means I like to have certain programs in certain places on the desktop, and generally position them after booting. (I don’t reboot much!)

This is of course tedious and should be scripted – and here steps in a couple of command line utilities:

With xwininfo, I can read the positions of windows that I place, and wmctrl can place them. So now its only a matter of time before I script the details to make launching and positioning my office-space automated.

About Kieran Bingham

A linux and open source software engineer
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